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Bigfoot - let's hear your true encounters

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by panzertroop, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. panzertroop

    panzertroop Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    So anyone have encounters they can't explain or defines reason? Heard a howl in the middle of the night that sounded like no other. Tree banging in the deep dark woods? Tell the truth :)
  2. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    If Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti existed, one would have been brought in roped down on a horse a couple of centuries ago, and the rest hunted to extermination.
  3. Liam Ryan

    Liam Ryan

    Sep 26, 2005
    I believe a small population of highly intelligent apes could live in the immense untouched forests undiscovered. I hope that they never do find one though.
  4. Crewdawg


    Mar 8, 2011
    Tent camping on a hunting trip in SE OK near the AR border my buddy and I heard a screaming/screeching sound that sounded like it was originating about 8-10 ft in the air on the trail going by our campsite, and it kept moving back and forth. Scared the bejeebers outta me and I sat there for a long time with my .45 pointed at the tent wall in the direction the sound had come from, afraid to make a sound. My hunting buddy is an avid outdoorsman who grew up in the woods of ID, and it scared him also. A few years later we think it might have been an owl, but for the longest time, we swore it was nothing from this world. :eek:

    Science is constantly finding new species, but it seems they're small critters. Seems if there was something that huge out there, a carcass of one would have been found by now.
  5. panzertroop

    panzertroop Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    I am not a big true believer in this stuff either. But I thought it would be interesting to see what others might have encountered. I too have heard an unidentified vocalization that made me jump out of my skin. I have heard all sorts of critters at night but this sounded like nothing I have ever heard. Unsettling for sure.
  6. Marty Young

    Marty Young

    Dec 19, 2009
    I worked with a guy that's lived and hunted all over the U.S., including Alaska. While in Alaska he said seeing grizzlies was common.

    Once while deer hunting in KY he encountered something that had long white hair and walked on two legs and was bigger than any grizzly he ever saw. He said it came right up to his deer stand and looked up at him and walked away.
    He saw it again two more times and the third time his sister and brother-in-law were with him and saw it as well.

    I've heard things before that were really eerie and once had something follow me out of the woods that gave me the feeling I was in mortal danger.

    Science is always finding new critters. Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence!
  7. LeeBower

    LeeBower Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Not really an eye witness story, but I helped my brother in law sell a jeep to a guy in Alabama. After noticing his ball cap said "the truth is out there" he told us this jeep was going to be perfect for his bigfoot hunting "operation". I asked him if he had ever seen one before and he said that the damn aliens always scared them off... still not sure if he was serious or not.
  8. Nullity


    Jul 28, 2002
    I don't have any personal stories, but here's a link to Les Stroud's story.

  9. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    We know where gorillas live and what they are but people have gone out with guides to observe them and not been able to locate a band they knew had recently been in the area.

    Found many bear carcasses lately? Beetles and worms and gnawing little rodents will remove the evidence pretty quickly, after the big scavengers are done with it.
  10. CecilDaDiesel


    Feb 17, 2012
    I live in the hills of eastern kentucky and have ran them ragged my whole life. Hunting almost anything your allowed to, treking in and out of national parks and private property. The one thing I can say for sure is... There are more creatures in the woods than what anyone knows. You go to wild life officials around here and they will say there are no bears, bob cats... You ask the hunters/farmers/trackers and they will laugh and say there most definitely there. They see the tracks or the animals themselves. I have heard strange calls/noises but im not an expert and I am far from thinking they were Bigfoot but i also can't speak about other more remote areas. I mean when you look down through folklore and history of different areas in the world there are a lot of stories that line up with tons of different creatues. Dragons appear in tons of tales from all over the globe. The yeti seems to have a lot in common with our bigfoot. Now as far as that chupa thingy in south america... don't know a lot about that.
    Now coming from a biology standpoint... Its kind of a different tale. Lets assume bigfoot is real... How many of them could there be??? Obviously this creature didn't evolve w/in the last century, it had to have happened thousands of years ago. Now back then there would have been quite a few in their habitat but now (since we don't have any real proof) there can only be a few right??? Genetically speaking, that will destroy a species. Look at the population of leopards. They are having a hard time breeding them back because they are all imbred. And we all know that continuous imbreeding leads to all kinda fun problems. So if they are out there... They are mutating and changing more quickly than other creatures because of all the imbreeding which will make it even harder for these creatures to continue to survive... i would love for these things to be real but even if they are... they might not be for very long. Unless they are also guarding the fountain of youth then they should be dying out or have most likely died out.
    Just seems like there have been too many attempts for man to find these creatures for nothing concrete to have been brought back by now.
  11. willseeyalater


    Jan 7, 2012
    This one topic as far as cryptids is what splits people into two world views. A materialistic world view says show me the evidence, can it be seen, felt, smelled, heard, shot full of bullets...etc. The rest of the world has some form of a supernatural world view believing in various systems that there is a spirit or supernatural realm as real as the natural one. I see it that way but from a christian perspective. I think that people experience things that they are open to seeing....good or bad, pure or evil. I don't really want to debate the point but lots of people in the world past and present see things along similar lines.
  12. akula83


    Aug 19, 2008
    I think taking into consideration of natural selection (resources and viable breeding populations) we should have more evidence by now, but natural science/biology can be spooky.
  13. Raylas


    Jul 27, 2012
    I have never seen a Sasquatch, but I've heard the stories from people that have. I believe these people saw something very unusual, and I DO think that they exist, while being very rare. Apes are intelligent, they can hide if they want to, and in remote areas, I have no doubt one could hide out.
  14. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Good points. There is a third world view involved here as well. It is scientific, it insists ultimately on factual evidence, but is willing to explore and evaluate even hints. This is the world view that opens up the hidden places. Dragons it won't find; Komodo lizards it will. Sasquatsch it won't find; gorillas it will. All of these were already familiar to the local people, whose stories were often dismissed as superstition.
  15. sir_mike

    sir_mike Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 5, 2011
    All I know is that I watch the show on TV about the people trying to catch one and it is interesting.

    I really dont know if they exist or not but I do find it strange that in all this time since hunting after them, no one including the people on the show have ever came across a dead one!
  16. panzertroop

    panzertroop Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Never seen the Les video. I would say he is more then an experienced outdoorsman. I would trust his opinion for sure.
  17. willseeyalater


    Jan 7, 2012
    Using the term 'materialistic' would include an empirical or scientific point of reference but not every materialist is a scientist. Good science has room for the unexplained...it often leads to research grants. LOL
    In reality people are rarely all one or another thing in terms of world view, for the most part we are inconsistent as a default setting. We all have felt our blood run cold when something scares us good that is mysterious. It is one of those things that all humans can relate to no matter how we interpret what we don't understand.
  18. DTOM 1776

    DTOM 1776

    Feb 7, 2008
    I've spent a lot of times in "the woods" over the past 30 years, and have heard all sorts of unsettling things at night. However, almost everything can easily be explained. I think most people are in "condition orange" while alone (at night) in a strange / unfamiliar forest. This creates hyper sensitivity to sounds, etc. I know I've experienced this in spite of being somewhat "experienced" as an outdoorsman.

    Contrarily, I have also viewed things I couldn't as easily explain.

    In the early 1980s we "woods bummed" or "hiked" around an elderly friend's rural property and came across Native American looking structures built out of timber, "stick people" figurines hung in the trees (again - this was in the early 1980's ...twenty years before the "Blair Witch" movie), a cabin with signs of satanic ritualistic behavior (pentagrams, candle wax, small animal bones, etc). The old man who owned the property lived alone in a house built during the Civil War, and was probably the oddest part of the whole experience. He was a WW2 vet, had stacks of books on the occult lying around his kitchen (we were only allowed into the kitchen), and so forth. Not to mention, he'd let two teenagers (my uncle and his friend) and one pre-teen (me) show up at 10pm-midnight (we were always in military clothes and carrying military firearms too). He'd invite us in, and would tell stories until 2-3am at which point he'd tell us to "patrol" his property. We'd then go walking around his woods, pasture, farm until an hour before sunrise.

    He gave me a copy of the book "Weird America" for my 10th birthday.

    The 1980's were a time filled with the prospect of finding something mysterious. I was young, and the internet hadn't killed everyone's imagination.
  19. Bowman1911


    Dec 12, 2010
    I personally know Tim Peeler...

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